As the semester comes to a close, The Collegiate wanted to highlight some of the best stories written among our staff over the past three months. The list is a compilation, from some of the more outrageous events happening on our campus, to major accomplishments of our fellow students at Grand Rapids Community College. We have events from GRCC as well as event coverage of the downtown area this Fall. Please, take a look at some of the best writing The Collegiate has to offer from Fall 2013, as decided on by our staff.
Plea Entered in Music Room Incident
By Lauren Winther
Lauren went to the Kent County courthouse twice to cover the trial of Joseph Bryant, who plead guilty to indecent exposure after reportedly masturbating in a practice room at GRCC.
Alleged Hitman fires shot in Bostwick parking ramp
By Joshua Vissers
After a woman was allegedly confronted by a hitman in the Bostwick Parking ramp, we made sure to highlight some of the services the GRCC police department offers.
‘Love! Valour!’ Controversy!
By Caleb Day
After a play featuring eight homosexual men, and full frontal nudity, was put on at Spectrum Theater, several members of the West Michigan community attended a GRCC Board of Trustees meeting to protest the content of some of the plays put on.
Scotland Wins Nations Cup at Secchia Institute
By Zachary Watkins
Chefs from around the world came to GRCC to compete against each other in the Nations Cup.
Enjoying the Silence
By Josh Diendorf
Katie Prins is deaf, but it doesn’t stop her from teaching class here at GRCC.
A Brief History of Native Americans in GR
By Rachael Ocampo
Rachael traveled north to bring back the story of Grand Rapids, before European settlers arrived.
Musicians invaded Eastown living rooms to share their songs.
Ann Arbor-based comic book shop to open downtown
By Jerry Jones
Popular comic book and board game retailer Vault of Midnight opened on Monroe Center. Jerry got an interview with one of the managers.
‘Gravity’ will take your breath away
By Sean Walker
Sean wrote an in-depth review of Gravity, the fall blockbuster starring Sandra Bullock.
Black Friday Tips, Tricks, and Survival Tactics
By Jerry Jones
An Insider’s Guide for Black Friday shopping success
By Clare Kolenda
Jerry and Clare wrote about their experiences as retail clerks on Black Friday, and offered tips to keep you out of trouble during the shopping frenzy.
SLAC slacking on pact with students
Editorial by Joshua Vissers
The Student Leadership Advisory Council had been attempting to rewrite Student Congress’ constitution for over a year, and Joshua spoke up about the lack of student representation while SLAC drags their feet.
CLS 100: A Waste of Time and Money
By Jacquelyn Zeman
Jacquelyn spoke up about her disappointment with the honors CLS 100 class newly required by GRCC.
Volleyball Coach Celebrates 200th
By Teagan Burns
We helped Coach Chip Will celebrate his 200th win with the GRCC women’s volleyball team.
The Collegiate Guide to Fantasy Football
By Tom McAleese
Tom put his years of playing Fantasy Football to good use, writing a guide to help you finish out your season on top.
Wyse Twins Play for GRCC’s Volleyball Team
By Matthew Idema and Travis Devlin
Matt and Travis interviewed Rosalyn and Audrey Wyse, twins who keep their opponents guessing on the court.
Our photo editor, Sarah Davis, also picked out her favorite photography of the year: